Things to worry and not worry about [Letter]

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a letter to his daughter Frances in August 1933, about the things to worry and not worry about.

All I believe in in life is the rewards for virtue (according to your talents) and the punishments for not fulfilling your duties, which are doubly costly. 

Things to worry about:  Worry about courage  Worry about cleanliness Worry about efficiency Worry about horsemanship…

The Internet of Things vs Access Framing – Bob Frankston [Article]

Bob advocates ambient connectivity:

If we want to see the weather on our wrist device we can’t just have it connect. Instead it must relay through another connected device and the providers are trying to set rules for how you can share a connection.

I’ll rap your head with a ratchet – [Letters of note]

Steve Albini recorded Nirvana’s best-selling album In Utero over 20 years. This letter was written by Steve to the band just after their agreement  on his involvement.

I would like to be paid like a plumber: I do the job and you pay me what it’s worth. The record company will expect me to ask for a point or a point and a half. If we assume three million sales, that works out to 400,000 dollars or so. There’s no fucking way I would ever take that much money. I wouldn’t be able to sleep.